Spring 2008: Of Note
Courtesy Matthew Gray Palmer
‘Dooley goes on forever’
By Paige P. Parvin 96G
For more information or to donate to the Dooley statue, please visit dooleystatue.emory.edu.
For more than a century, the elusive, mischievous spirit of Emory has made occasional physical appearances, but soon he will have a constant presence. A movement is afoot to bring a statue of Dooley—pictured above as a maquette—to life size in a plaza near the Anthropology Building.
Last year, a committee selected sculptor Matthew Palmer to create the statue, designed to capture Dooley’s ageless spirit and energy. The work will be installed during Homecoming this September.
Since his earliest revelation to the campus in 1899, the science-room skeleton has earned five Emory degrees, sprung countless students from class, landed on the Quad in a helicopter, and acquainted himself with dignitaries including former President Jimmy Carter. Many think it only fitting that the Lord of Misrule be immortalized in art. And rumor has it that despite his sometimes dour demeanor, Dooley himself is exceedingly pleased.